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    1918 President William Howard Taft Signed Letter Wm H Taft". One page. 7" x 10". On personal Taft letterhead. Washington, D. C.,December 5, 1918, to Edward L. Gulick . In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Taft Secretary of War in an effort to groom Taft, then his close political ally, into his handpicked presidential successor. Taft assumed a prominent role in problem solving, assuming on some occasions the role of acting Secretary of State, while declining repeated offers from Roosevelt to serve on the Supreme Court.
    Riding a wave of popular support for fellow Republican Roosevelt, Taft won an easy victory in his 1908 bid for the presidency In his only term, Taft's domestic agenda emphasized trust-busting , civil service reform , strengthening the Interstate Commerce , improving the performance of the postal service , and passage of the Sixteenth Amendment . The letter bears the usual fold creases, else Taft's signature is bold and bright and in NMT condition. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.


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